I was happy to discover this female Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) on my husband’s car in Oct. (2012). There are several large mantids that can be found in Maryland. You can tell it is a female Carolina Mantis because her wings are significantly smaller then her abdomen. In addition, a female’s abdomen is fatter. Continue reading
Make it snow inside with homemade snow swags. This project using salvaged packing peanuts is so easy that even young children can do it with supervision. Use a large blunt needle and some white string. I used salvaged string that I removed from pet food bags before recycling. I’m referring to the white stitching that is on some cat and dog food bags. Sometime the chicken food that I buy has this string as well. Waste not want not – as the saying goes. Simply string the “peanuts” until you have the desired amount on. Then tie off the ends. Continue reading
String salvaged CD’s together to make a flashy backdrop for your New Year’s Eve pictures. They would be equally cool for a music themed party.
I cut the numbers (2013) out of salvaged aluminum pie pans.
I’m going to set up a camera for guests to take pictures of themselves on New Year’s Eve.
Let the fun begin!
Contribute to the Study of butterflies and moths by sharing you photos and/ or reporting where you see different species. Go to this great website: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/.
Make lovely ornaments out of birch bark. You could also use them as gift tags.